Mudrex Crypto Market Outlook | February 20 – February 26 2024


  • Understanding Worldcoin’s meteoric rise
  • UK Fast-Tracks Crypto Regulations
  • Forbes enters the metaverse
  • Biggest gainer and loser of the week

Key Observations


What’s happening with Worldcoin (WLD)?

The recent surge in Worldcoin’s ($WLD) token value has been impressive, skyrocketing by 160% within the last week. The growth of Worldcoin is substantiated by its achievement of surpassing 1 million daily users, signifying a significant milestone in its journey. This surge in user engagement reflects the adoption of the Worldcoin ecosystem and a growing interest among individuals.

The timing of OpenAI’s unveiling of Sora, its text-to-video generator, on February 16, appears to align with Worldcoin’s surge, adding another layer of intrigue to the narrative. Worldcoin’s goal of democratizing access to financial resources through the distribution of $WLD tokens in exchange for identity verification seeks to foster financial inclusivity on a global scale.

United Kingdom Fastracks Crypto Regulations

The UK government is set to expedite the approval of new regulations governing stablecoins and staking services for crypto assets within the next six months. This urgency was brought forth by Bim Afolami, the Economic Secretary to His Majesty’s Treasury (HMT), during an event hosted by Coinbase in London. Afolami expressed the government’s determination to deliver these regulations swiftly, emphasizing the feasibility of achieving this goal within the specified timeframe.

This push for legislation comes on the heels of the HMT’s pledge in October 2023 to provide more clarity on specific areas of the crypto industry by 2024, with an initial focus on a consultation regarding fiat-backed stablecoins. The proposed regulations are poised to classify fiat-backed stablecoins and their issuers under existing payments law, integrating them into the Financial Services and Markets Bill—an ongoing parliamentary process. 

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s vision to position the UK as a digital asset hub aligns with these efforts, as outlined in the consultation published by HMT, which signifies a pivotal step toward more comprehensive crypto asset regulation. However, while progress is evident in the realms of stablecoins and staking, broader regulatory proposals aimed at bringing digital asset exchanges and service providers under existing financial services rules are still in the pipeline, with a definitive timeline yet to be established, as communicated by Afolami during inquiries regarding broader regulations.

Forbes announces entry into the metaverse

The Sandbox has become the backdrop for Forbes’ latest venture—a permanent residence within the metaverse. This digital space is designed to foster interaction, engagement, and collaboration among participants, transcending traditional media engagement methods. Forbes aims to create a dynamic environment where thinkers, leaders, and innovators converge to exchange ideas and insights leveraging the SANDBOX platform.

Forbes’ virtual estate within The Sandbox will boast several notable features, including a luxurious pool, an elegant bar, and a gallery showcasing the esteemed recipients of the 2024 Under 30 accolades. These elements exemplify the company’s commitment to crafting an engaging and visually captivating user experience within the metaverse. Additionally, Forbes plans to enhance user participation through interactive experiences like a scavenger hunt, where QR codes scattered across the virtual estate lead participants to exclusive content and insights. This strategic move into The Sandbox highlights a broader trend among businesses exploring the metaverse as a new frontier for digital engagement and brand expansion.

Figure 1: GRT technical analysis


Technical Analysis:

GRT has witnessed over 40% growth over the last week. There is a growing sentiment that GRT should witness a correction in the price. As GRT prepares to go past 0.245, there is a possibility that GRT could test support regions of 0.21 and 0.19 if current levels fail to hold.

Oscillator indicators: 2 bearish, 8 neutral, 1 bullish

Moving Average indicators: 1 bearish, 1 neutral, 13 bullish

Biggest loser of the week: Celestia (TIA) down by 8.27%

Figure 2: TIA technical analysis


Technical Analysis:

TIA has lost 8% of its price in the past week. However, the trend seems like it could expect a correction before continuing the upward trajectory. The current levels seem weak and it seems increasingly likely that TIA will drop even further before finding support.

Oscillator indicators: 2 bearish, 9 neutral, 0 bullish

Moving Average indicators: 6 bearish, 1 neutral, 6 bullish


The cryptocurrency market was marked with important events. Worldcoin’s remarkable rise with the advent of Sora as Sandbox plays host to Forbes new permanent residence in the metaverse. United Kingdom’s efforts to regulate crypto starting with stablecoins and staking round up the highlights of the week.


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